ISuppli: Computer storage market to rebound this year

By Matthew ยท 17 replies
Mar 11, 2010
  1. According to research outfit iSuppli, 2010 will bring a boost in hard drive and optical drive sales, following a dry spell in 2009. The firm believes global HDD revenue will climb 18.4% to $27.7 billion this year, from $23.4 billion last year. Similarly, ODD revenue will amount to $14.8 billion in 2010, a 7.6% increase from $13.7 billion in 2009. By comparison, revenue from HDD and ODD shipments declined by 11.7% and 6.3% in 2009.

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  2. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    I can't see optical drives getting much more popular then they are now. But i can see Hard Drives with the introduction of reasonably priced SSD's.
  3. Consumers in a weak economy tend to only buy things they need and cut out non-necessities in their lives. It would be interesting if consumer confidence will match those numbers.
  4. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    hopefully solid state will drop drastically in price too! (crossing fingers)
  5. pipopaz

    pipopaz TS Rookie Posts: 70

    I do hope it's true, though increase in sale doesn't not necessarily mean prices will go down. Been on the look out for a price drop to buy extra external storage but so far no luck, been waiting a couple of months for WD my essential passport (500gb) to go down from 120.
  6. Yoda8232

    Yoda8232 TS Rookie Posts: 145

    Of course, this is almost a rhetorical article. With everyone using computers these days and it always increasing, no matter what happens they will of go up once something bad clears up immediately.
  7. ToastOz

    ToastOz TS Rookie Posts: 59

    I don't' see it happening unless HDD performance drastically improves in the next year I can't imagine people needing another terabyte sized HDD because the other 4 terabytes of HDD's are full of pron.
  8. Recipe7

    Recipe7 TS Booster Posts: 143

    SSDs becoming more affordable = higher sales.

    It's obvious. The biggest upgrade for a PC is an SSD, hands down.
  9. flukeh

    flukeh TS Rookie Posts: 57

    Why do you say this? The biggest upgrade depends on what you mainly use the computer for, and slightly faster transfer/retrieval speeds isn't going to do it (or make a notable difference) to the average user.
  10. Serag

    Serag TS Booster Posts: 181

    Waiting for SSD to become more affordable...
  11. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    I would be curious to see the amount of market that is going to SSDs
  12. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 217

    I agree with everyone about the ssd going up, as long as they get larger sizes and find a way to drop the price.
  13. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    Agreed! would love to get one, just not at the prices they are asking right now....
  14. elroacho72

    elroacho72 TS Rookie Posts: 116

    Usb 3.0 should help make that prediction come true .I am waiting till that USB 3.0 cards come down in price to upgrade my back-up solution. That I am guessing would be later this years.
  15. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TS Evangelist Posts: 603   +64

    It's interesting to see that the storage market was hit so badly when overall PC sales were good (I believe). I think the rise in storage costs, particularly SSDs may have been the culprit, assuming that my recent history is correct!
  16. jasonk1229

    jasonk1229 TS Rookie Posts: 58

    the tech industry will rebound faster than most others
  17. techsp10

    techsp10 Banned Posts: 37

    I am also waiting for the SSD to be more affordable..
  18. rskapadia2294

    rskapadia2294 TS Rookie Posts: 102

    all the credit goes to people who are designing and creating more affordable and good quality SSD's!!!
    hands down to them!
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